Amarnath yatra progressing smoothly, over 2.11 lakh pay obeisance so far

    SRINAGAR: Pilgrimage was progressing smoothly as fresh batches of pilgrims today left Nunwan Pahalgam and Batal base camps for the holy Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, where so far over 2.11 lakh yatris had paid obeisance since the commencement of the 40-day-long pilgrimage from June 29.
    A fresh batch of pilgrims, including women and sadhus, left Bagwati Nagar, Jammu base camp for base camps in Kashmir early this morning under unprecedented security arrangements.
    The yatra was progressing smoothly from both shortest Baltal and traditional Pahalgam tracks despite rain, a yatra official said.   (UNI)